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Five drone startups to watch out for in 2017

Five drone startups to watch out for in 2017

Five drone startups to watch out for in 2017 Flying tech in Bristol and Bath As Europe’s largest robotics lab, you would expect the Bristol Robotics Labs (BRL) to spin out some interesting companies developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. But there are other developments across the region that make Bristol and Bath a key location for UAV technology…

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Aeronautics wins Romanian UAV contest

Aeronautics wins Romanian UAV contest

Aeronautics wins Romanian UAV contest Romania has selected the Aeronautics Defense Systems Orbiter 4 unmanned air vehicle to meet its army’s requirements. The Orbiter 4 had been in a competition with two other Israeli designs: the BlueBird ThunderB and Israel Aerospace Industries’ BirdEye 650D. Both defeated bidders are trying to overturn the selection, claiming that their systems are better suited…

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DoD Tests Micro Drone Swarm

Perdix drone

US DoD Tests Micro Drone Swarm Released from Fighter Jet The U.S. Department of Defense has carried out its largest ever test of micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. In the trials, three F/A-18 Super Hornets released 103 Perdix drones mid-flight; the micro-drones then demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing. The swarm does…

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VTOL Unmanned Aerial Systems

Hercules VTOL UAS

Advanced Aircraft Company Showcases VTOL Unmanned Aerial Systems Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), an aeronautical engineering and manufacturing company, is now showcasing it’s vertical take- off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. Their innovative multi- rotor drones incorporate electric propulsion and are based on current NASA research and…

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Alphabet is killing off its solar drone project

Alphabet is killing off its solar drone project

Alphabet is killing off its solar drone project It’s one of many moon shots being curtailed Back in 2014 Google (now Alphabet) bought Titan Aerospace, a company specializing in solar-powered drones that could fly at high altitudes for long periods of time. The goal was to offer internet access to rural areas that lacked connectivity by beaming it down from…

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Agribotix™ partners with senseFly

Agribotix™ partners with senseFly to offer agricultural clients a professional-grade, end-to-end drone & data processing solution

Agribotix™ partners with senseFly to offer agricultural clients a professional-grade, end-to-end drone & data processing solution By combining the eBee SQ, senseFly’s advanced, long-range agricultural drone with Agribotix’s award-winning FarmLens™cloud processing platform, the companies have created an easy-to-use solution that is perfectly optimised for the early identification and troubleshooting of crop issues Agribotix™, a leader in drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, has…

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